Cheap Chocolate Cake

Cheap Chocolate Cake


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About this recipe: This is a recipe for hard times - it doesn't require milk or eggs but it still turns out quite moist and delicious.

Mary Knipe

Makes: 1 cake

  • 200g plain flour
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 250ml water

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C / Gas 4.
  2. Mix flour, sugar, salt, bicarbonate of soda and cocoa together in a 8x20cm ungreased cake tin. Make three wells or holes. Pour oil into one, vinegar into the second one, and vanilla into the third. Pour water over the top and stir well with fork.
  3. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Dust with icing sugar.

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